In 2010 the Spirit Racing Team was born. The academy race team known for 2020 as Spirit Tifosi BSS Rotor has steadily progressed and grown substantially in the subsequent years. We are now firmly established as one of the strongest elite amateur teams in the UK and Europe.
The next step beyond this will be a UCI Continental Licence which we will look at obtaining by 2023. This will cement our presence on the world stage and a chance for our team to qualify for such prestigious events as The Tour of Britain and Tour De Yorkshire.
We already have a very strong race calendar for 2020 incorporating many UCI Europe Tour sanctioned events. However, this has been decimated with the Covid 19 Pandemic and our current thoughts are with all those affected. All racing has been postponed and is to be reviewed 31st June 2020. Our riders remain in isolation and endeavour to keep motivated with solo rides.
The projects key focus continues on developing riders in the sport of cycling and also teaching them life skills, whilst providing them with the opportunity to compete in the UK's biggest domestic races and other races further afield. These will include the current HSBC UK Elite Road Series and Elite circuit series. In 2020 this will also include travelling further into Europe for selected UCI stage races. Trips to Poland, Czech Republic, Montenegro, The Netherlands and Belgium are all confirmed. With our impressive race calendar selected riders will be developed in our program and in our apprenticeship structure. We want some to move onto one of the bigger pro Continental teams in time with the ultimate prize, gaining a World Tour contract. The networking we have developed within the bigger teams has already meant enquiries for our riders are being made.
As a Brand Ambassador for our sponsors and a solid base for up and coming future stars Spirit Tifosi BSS Rotor continues to surpass all our targets year on year.
At the heart of our ethos is a strong team work ethic, with the emphasis being on team bonding, fun and development throughout the season.
We have won numerous times as a team and captured many of the key race wins riding as a strong team and a band of brothers.
We are well set to continue this upward trend in 2020 and we hope you enjoy supporting us along the road.